HER conference booth

Highlights from SMFM20

We had an amazing week at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Grapevine, TX! We were the only organization representing HG, and we personally educated doctors from across the world and reached over 2500 more with our resources in their conference bags. We are your voice, the global voice of…

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Participate in HG Progress: Research Opportunities

Would you like to participate in HG Progress? We have research opportunities for currently pregnant moms with and without HG. Please participate. HG Care App If you are currently in your first trimester, suffering from nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, … Continue reading →

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International HG Awareness Day 2018

This year, we are celebrating HG Awareness all month long because the HER/UCLA/USC team has identified the first cause of HG! That is truly groundbreaking and only happened due to your donations and participation! Let’s spread the message far and wide that no longer can others erroneously claim HG is a psychological disorder! See all…

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Genetics Study Q&A

What is the HG breakthrough we co-published in Nature Communications? This study provides scientific evidence linking 2 genes, GDF15 and IGFBP7, to HG. These genes provide the instructions to build the proteins GDF15 and IGFBP7 in the human placenta during pregnancy. The proteins are known to be important in the development of the placenta and…

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Exciting News: Press Release

HER Foundation helps UCLA, USC and 23&Me link debilitating pregnancy illness to two genes            FINALLY A BREAKTHROUGH FOR women suffering from the severe pregnancy illness, hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Many people remember Princess Kate Middleton being hospitalized during her first pregnancy due to the severity of the disorder. However, other women affected by the pregnancy…

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You can change the future!

Do you believe in our goal of improving HG management so moms & babies have a healthy future? DATA leads to PROGRESS!! So we need YOU – try our free iPhone app TODAY! Why is this app SO CRITICAL?? Imagine this… [See instructional demo!] Imagine slow research studies replaced by real-time data from the app being used to develop effective…

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Got ketones?

The International Colloquium on HG in London (Oct 5-6) was a great success! Two presentations (1, 2) explained how ketones should not be required to be diagnosed with HG or given treatment. Some women are denied IV fluids if they do not have ketones. What are ketones? They are produced when the body is starving…

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UCLA study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

A study published by UCLA and supported, in part, by the Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation found no evidence linking Zofran to birth defects. “What was really significant to me was that women with extreme morning sickness who took Zofran reported fewer miscarriages and terminations and experienced higher live birth rates,” Fejzo said. “Taking this medication…

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Medication Strategies Brochure

Read our new (PDF) brochure you can print and share. Find out how to optimize your medications and learn how to use them to manage HG most effectively.

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HER Foundation to attend and be a sponsor of Research Conference this Fall

The HER Foundation is bringing the voices of HG women to a research conference at the University of Pittsburgh in early October. The Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2013 is targeted to both basic researchers and clinical investigators working in the field of nausea and vomiting. The conference will be useful for clinicians…

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